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synonyms for unknown quantity

  • also-ran
  • long shot
  • sleeper
  • underdog
  • hundred-to-one shot
  • improbability
  • little chance
  • little opportunity
  • outside chance
  • outside shot
  • poor bet
  • poor lookout
  • poor possibility
  • poor prognosis
  • poor prospect
  • slim chance
  • small chance
  • stalking horse
  • unexpected winner
  • unknown
  • unlikelihood
  • unlikely winner
  • upsetter
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How to use unknown quantity in a sentence

A native of Haarlem on Zandam, the date of her birth being unknown.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
The phloridzin test consists in the hypodermic injection of a small quantity of phloridzin.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
In acute and chronic parenchymatous nephritis the quantity is usually very large.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
They also seized the lake gunboats, took an entire Spanish garrison prisoner, and captured a large quantity of stores.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
There are two forms of elasticity, one of quantity and the other of quality, both provided for in the act.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
When the quantity is very small there may be no cough, the sputum reaching the larynx by action of the bronchial cilia.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Idly his pen traced upon the paper in front of him a large X, the sign of the unknown quantity.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
So how do you suppose Yung Pak's mother used to put him to sleep in this land where cradles were unknown?
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
The French Railroads are better in this respect, and the American cannot be worse, though the fault is not unknown there.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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